Chai Latte

Chai latte is one of the most comforting hot drinks, warm and tingly, with the perfect blend of spices in every sip.  Unfortunately, coffee places sell a single chai latte at such a high price.  Now, you can make your own delicious chai latte right at home!  You’ll find all the spices you need right in your pantry.  If there’s a spice you don’t have, just skip it. Trust me, you’ll wow your friends and yourself with this easy to make, sweet drink!


  • 2 black tea bags (any black tea will do–Constant Comment, English Breakfast, etc.)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk (use fat free half-and-half for an even creamier latte)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


In a small pot, combine the tea bags, water, milk, spices, vanilla, and sugar.

Warm the liquid over medium heat, without stirring, until it begins to simmer, about 5-10 minutes.

Using a fine mesh strainer, pour the liquid into a container.  Try to empty the liquid only, leaving the spices in the pot.  (You may have to strain the chai once more to remove the spices from the liquid.)

Let cool slightly before enjoying, or refrigerate and reheat to enjoy the chai later!

Makes 2 servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled.

© 2011 Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets

{Try pairing this chai latte with our yummy blueberry muffins for a delicious breakfast!}

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Comments (5)

  • DessertForTwo 13 years ago Reply

    Thank you so much for this!! I’ve been wanting to make my own and have been searching for the perfect recipe! *printing now*

    Love how clean and white your site design is 🙂

  • lacasadesweets 13 years ago Reply

    Thank you! Love your site, too!

  • joy 13 years ago Reply

    just made a fresh pot. quite the treat! love the blog and simple recipes.

  • Pumpkin Eggnog Chai 11 years ago Reply

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